Testing Out Next Week

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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When it comes to turns take as much space as you can. That's my feeling about it anyway. Never hurts to have more then you need, but having less can really screw you up.

After everything you've had to go through you deserve this. Once you pass you'll wonder why you were so nervous about it to begin with.

Lol, I hope so.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Good luck, Grump. My sister lives in Stevens Point, so I've probably been on your test route, but in a car. Think positive because everyone wants you to pass the test and move on, even the examiner. And if you have to re-test, it's no big deal, just adds a little more time to the process. Let us know how it goes.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Good luck Grumpy. Just do what you know and I'm sure you will do fine.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Thanks again for the words of encouragement, everyone.

PackRat's Comment
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Hey Old Man, you can do it! I did my final with the grader when I was on day #3 of the flu! Threw up twice during the pre-trip portion and once during the road test (I planned ahead and had a trash bag with me). Passed it all the first time. You will pass it, too.smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Good luck, Grumpy. I should know this so, sorry for asking...Are you going to be going regional when you pass or OTR? Just curious.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Good luck, Grumpy. I should know this so, sorry for asking...Are you going to be going regional when you pass or OTR? Just curious.

Thanks guys.

I will be regional. Northeast.

I’m not sure how far they will send me as they hired me for a Pittsburgh to Syracuse route, but all my training has been in New England.

It doesn’t really matter to me as long as they get me home on weekends, which they do. Neither trainer has worked weekends. Though I am going to see if my weekend can be Wednesday/Thursday, as that is when my wife works. Everyone so far has said that won’t be a problem.

I actually like the fact that it is hourly so I don’t sit and steam when it takes 7 hours to get unloaded. :)

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

RealDiehl's Comment
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I actually like the fact that it is hourly so I don’t sit and steam when it takes 7 hours to get unloaded. :)

No doubt!

Turtle's Comment
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I actually like the fact that it is hourly so I don’t sit and steam when it takes 7 hours to get unloaded. :)

I hear that! I steam when it takes 2-3 hours to get loaded, I can't imagine how some of you guys deal with the major wait times.

Marc Lee's Comment
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You got this Grumpy!

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